Thursday, January 17, 2019

Festus Adedayo

    Buhari’s campaign, debate by proxy

Buhari’s campaign, debate by proxy

President Muhammadu Buhari shocked the world last week and ipso facto pushed his contentious name and credentials into the Guinness Book of Records. Even his admirers who bear cultic allegiance to his leadership credentials were serially shocked. At a time when those who claim to see doom in his second term candidacy wondered how the president would weather the rigor of campaigns [...]

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    Amina Zakari and allegory of the squirrel with a lone palm nut

Amina Zakari and allegory of the squirrel with a lone palm nut

The squirrel in traditional African worldview is the animal which got summarily killed by the searing pellets from the bullets of the hunter due to its inability to discern. Its roasted head, made into a gourmet and displayed on a platter, preparatory to being devoured for dinner, is held in African homes of yore as a lesson to men and [...]

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    How Nigeria killed Badeh, Alkali 

How Nigeria killed Badeh, Alkali 

The gory pictures of General Idris Alkali in soiled shroud as he was ferreted out of the shallow well his traducers dumped him and General Alex Badeh, felled by evil doers will forever prey on the minds of their families and friends. The Nigerian Army, after weeks of searching for the remains of Retired General Alkali, had discovered his body [...]

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    The beheaded boy by Ogun River bank

The beheaded boy by Ogun River bank

Still unable to get concrete links to the killing in Benin Republic as well, investigations took the police further down Southern Africa. The police’s theory was that Boy Adam was trafficked to the UK for muti sacrifice. Muti is derived from a Zulu word called umuthi (tree) whose root is thi. Gruesome murders and mutilations are emblematic of Muti killings and they are done by excising body parts of their [...]

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    Absence of lafiya in Lafiya Dole’s expulsion of UNICEF

Absence of lafiya in Lafiya Dole’s expulsion of UNICEF

The Army’s statement immediately courted diatribes across the globe. International human rights organisation, Amnesty International, said it was an attempt to demonize the humanitarian agency and intimidate it from carrying out its globally recognised assignment, while tagging the allegations against the body as absurd. On the effect of this ostensibly depthless decision, Amnesty said it “will, in fact, deprive those [...]

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    Aisha: Flippant activist or frustrated first lady?

Aisha: Flippant activist or frustrated first lady?

Weird, unusual and a clear contradiction of the mannerisms of the class she belongs, events are fast proving that the persona of Nigeria’s First Lady, Aishat Buhari and the driving force of her clear departure from the norm, certainly need looking into. Weird, no doubt, Aishat isn’t the first queer First Lady in the world. Is she a destructive female, bent [...]

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    Interrogating Buhari’s Abraham descendancy

Interrogating Buhari’s Abraham descendancy

President Muhammadu Buhari got Christian faithful scampering for their bible and Sunday School lessons during the week that ended. In an article he got published in the UK-based Christian Times, while taking a swipe at his accusers who claim he is Islamizing Nigeria, the President submitted that he too is a descendant of the biblical Abraham. He likened himself to [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari and their toads of Boko Haram war

Jonathan, Buhari and their toads of Boko Haram war

Sometime in year 2000, being his next of kin, I received a scraggly letter by post from the Nigerian Army that my younger brother Bankole, then of the Sokoto Battalion, had been killed in the Sierra Leonean war. A part of me was killed too. Till today, neither his corpse, his entitlements nor any other solitude did we, his family, [...]

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    Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015. On the [...]

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    As Oshiomhole’s cup runneth over…

As Oshiomhole’s cup runneth over…

Who you align with is a major factor in wars. Warriors, both in contemporary and old times, know that if your alignment is faulty, your fall will be as calamitous as Lucifer’s. Warriors thus choose their alignment carefully and meticulously. Take for instance, Ngqika, warrior and one of the leaders in Southern African history. Believed to have been born in [...]

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    WAEC certificate home delivery, Buhari and El-Zakzaky

WAEC certificate home delivery, Buhari and El-Zakzaky

Wherever Can Themba is today in the spirit world, I have no doubt that he sees me as a fellow ecumenical spirit. Since that first day, sometime in 1989 or thereabout, as a second year Philosophy student of the University of Lagos who ‘minored’ in English, when then Dr., now Professor Karen King-Aribisala, read Themba’s The Dube Train short story to us in the class,Themba and [...]

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    Day Ibikunle Amosun met Sango at Koso

Day Ibikunle Amosun met Sango at Koso

Shortly before the 2003 governorship election, then Governor Olusegun Osoba had come on television to address the common grouse of Ogun State people against his four-year reign. He had apparently gleaned security report which predicted his waterloo at the polls. It was a grouse that was ostensibly the river that would shortly drown his ambition to do a second term. [...]

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    Ulli Beier’s ‘madman’ at Aro psychiatric hospital

Ulli Beier’s ‘madman’ at Aro psychiatric hospital

Beier frequently wandered into the Aro Psychiatric hospital in Abeokuta in that same early 1950s, seeking to use art as a therapy to heal its mentally-disturbed patients. On one of Beier’s visits, he had walked into the wards where the mentally challenged were sequestered. Rants of disturbed patients rent the air. He walked through the aisle of the well-arranged beds [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku and the allegory of ‘danran’ and ‘gbafe’

Buhari, Atiku and the allegory of ‘danran’ and ‘gbafe’

As you are well aware, Oyo Empire was Africa’s reply to Eurocentric analysts who claim that democracy as a system of government was a white man’s invention. The empire’s separation of powers, as well as the checks and balances principle operated between the Alaafin and the Oyomesi were so closely defined that no Alaafin, even till today, can underrate the [...]

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    Matthew Kukah and banditry that is Nigerian politics

Matthew Kukah and banditry that is Nigerian politics

Today, in virtually all the nooks of Nigeria, there is so much horse trading and wheeler-dealer approach to politics among politicians. In the political parties, there is a huge rat race for offices that is not likely to be replicable in any country of the world. As usual, the highly advertised dirtiness of Nigerian politics is massively on display. Backstabbing, [...]

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    Osun election as Nigeria’s dirty mirror at 58

Osun election as Nigeria’s dirty mirror at 58

It is a few hours to Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary and right there, by the tip of our noses, providence is using an otherwise small muck to dramatize the huge rot that is Nigeria. And why, at the risk of being labeled a nihilist, redemption may be very far away from this famous country. The small muck is Osun, one of the [...]

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